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Welcome to Southend Airport Station train


Just steps from the terminal

Up to six peak trains an hour to the heart of London (Zone 1)

Southend Airport station can get you to London Liverpool Street in just 52 minutes and to Stratford in 43 minutes. Featuring easy connections to the new Elizabeth Line at Shenfield, Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

With up to six services an hour during peak times and easy connections to the tube network, you’ll be in Central London in under an hour, and can get to Stratford even faster.

Plan your journey

Southend Airport station

One of the quickest, simplest ways to get to and from London Southend Airport is by train, thanks to our modern, purpose-built train station just 100 steps from the terminal.

Buying a ticket

It couldn’t be easier to buy your train ticket at the airport or the station. Ticket vending machines are available in arrivals, just before you exit the terminal and in the train station. This spring, we are introducing contactless payments at our station – just tap to pay!

Ticket office

The ticket office is manned every day from 06.00-23.00 including bank holidays. Self-service ticket machines at the station are available 24 hours a day.

Welcome to London Southend Airport
Getting the tube

London Underground

To connect to the tube in London, change at Stratford for London Overground, Central Line, DLR – including direct journeys to London City Airport – or the Jubilee Line. Or, you can change at London Liverpool Street for the Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Central Line or Elizabeth Line.

London Liverpool Street is well-connected to some of London’s most famous sites. Take the Central Line from London Liverpool Street to St. Paul’s or Oxford Circus, the Circle Line to Tower Hill or Westminster, or board the new Elizabeth Line to Canary Wharf, Whitechapel, or Paddington Station.

Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth Line provides passengers with new convenient links from Essex and Central London – with stops at Shenfield, Stratford and London Liverpool Street – to Paddington and beyond, making it easier than ever to connect to other London airports. Change at Farringdon for trains to Gatwick or Luton, or change at Paddington to the Elizabeth Line service that travels directly to Heathrow. From May 2023, you’ll be able to connect through Central London without any changes.

Where to find the station

It couldn’t be more convenient to take the train. Our railway station is just 100 steps away, opposite the main terminal building, through the covered walkway.

Address: Southend Airport Railway Station, Eastern Perimeter Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF

Special assistance

The station is designed with easy access in mind and station staff will be happy to help you get around. Contact to book special assistance 48 hours in advance.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1702 545536
Email: [email protected]

Route maps

Travelling to London Southend Airport from London

Rail connectivity from Central London via Stratford or London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Rail connectivity from Central London via Stratford or London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport

Travelling to London from London Southend Airport

Rail connectivity from Southend Airport to Central London via Stratford or London Liverpool Street
Rail connectivity from Southend Airport to Central London via Stratford or London Liverpool Street

Need help?

Check out our advice

Is London Southend Airport in the Oyster or contactless zone?

No, the Oyster/contactless zone ends at Shenfield, where a valid ticket will be required to continue your journey to the airport.

Can I use my Freedom Pass to and from the airport?

The Freedom Pass is only valid within the London zones; an extension ticket will be required from the boundary zone to the Airport.

What facilities are available at the station?

We have public toilets, baby changing facilities, national key toilets and vending machines. Please speak to a member of staff if you need the toilet key.

Is assistance available at the station?

Southend Airport station is able to offer assistance for passengers arriving at the station. Should you require any assistance at the station, please contact the team.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1702 545536
Email: [email protected]